Kids Activities in Vancouver


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  • UBC Botanical Garden
    There are more than two million biological specimens showcasing the research at UBC housed within the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Among the museum's treasures are an 85-foot-long (26-metre) blue whale skeleton, which looms over visitors in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada. Additionally, a myriad of fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. Those seeking an interactive experience can head to the Allan Yap Discovery Lab or check out a film in the Allan Yap Theatre.
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    6804 SW Marine Dr
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Kitsilano Beach
    Affectionately shortened to just “Kits” by the locals of Vancouver, the Kitsilano Beach Park is considered the Venice Beach of the north. With its pristine, sandy beaches and its plethora of recreational facilities, the Kitsilno is the perfect place for some summer fun with friends or family. Some of the most popular attractions here include their professionally maintained tennis courts, their freshly painted outdoor basketball courts, and their sprawling playground, sure to keep children occupied for hours with fun physical activities. Those looking for aquatic fun are welcome to windsurf, skimboard, or stand-up paddle at the beach’s extensive seaside recreational facilities.
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    1500 Yew St
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Vogue Theatre
    The Vogue Theatre presents listeners with an evening of poetic lyrics, high-octane guitar playing, and euphonic melodies from three talented acts. Hailing from Vancouver's east side, The Fugitives combine intricate songwriting with folksy musical accompaniment to craft hypnotizing live performances that tickle ears and help uptight pocket watches unwind. C.R. Avery dazzles audiences with deftly flowing spoken-word poetry, percussive beatboxing, and ear-tickling harmonica riffs, and guitar-picking mastermind Wil shreds six-stringed music makers with moody, intense songs of love and loss. In addition to individual acts, a group performance will combine all three acts into an intoxicating musical melange that, like a pig with pterodactyl wings, is greater than the sum of its parts.
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    918 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Vancity Theatre
    Vancity Theatre screens festival-style films from around the world year round, with top-notch sound and projection equipment fully conveying every punch, skid, foreign phrase, and meaningful silence shown on the silver screen. Movies are only open to members of the nonprofit organization—as such, this deal includes a one-year basic membership ($2), which also gets you admission to the organization’s Annual General Meeting. Sample the theatre's filmic fare with a double-bill ticket ($13), good toward two consecutive films on the same day. Upcoming films at the Vancity Theatre include the concert film Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970, the Bernard Herrmann–soundtracked noir On Dangerous Ground, and the light-hearted Martin Scorsese romp Taxi Driver. Wash down the flickering images with a medium popcorn ($3) and a can of pop ($1.50).
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    1181 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Fifth Avenue Cinemas
    The Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver are a beacon of quality cinematography. In addition to mainstream Hollywood blockbusters, they’ve also feature award winning international movies. Tuesdays are discount days at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas, perfect for a budget date. The magnitude of the discount you get depends on whether you’re a student, senior, or seasonal ticket holder. The popcorn at the Fifth Avenue cinemas is lauded for always being fresh- they aren’t stingy with making a new batch to make sure you’re happy. Even better is that they use real butter on their popcorn rather than unhealthy hydrogenated vegetable fat. The quality snacks, comfortable seats, cozy viewing auditoriums, and amiable staff at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas are all reasons to visit.
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    2110 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC CA
  • Rio Theatre
    Now that it has been fully restored, the Rio Theatre immediately recalls the splendour of its grand opening in 1938. Hiding behind the old-fashioned aesthetics, however, are a digital HD projector and surround-sound speakers that immerse filmgoers in an eclectic array of first-run blockbusters and cinema classics. Showing films again as of April 2012, the theatre’s movie selection ranges from sci-fi and horror to wholesome family films, though the program coalesces around a love for pop culture that the owners share with their most ardent fans. Aside from the daily show times, cult classics—frequently in their original 35 mm form—screen at midnight on Fridays. Guests from all walks of life come out to these packed showings, where they can snack on popcorn made with real butter or win prizes for dressing in costume as their favourite character or key grip. The 420-seat theatre also hosts concerts and events throughout the year, including past performances by Janeane Garofalo and local musicians Bend Sinister.
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    1660 E Broadway
    Vancouver, BC CA

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